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Out of place [NEW BOOK]

What I'm saying now is something I've kept secret for more than one year:


I have made a book. A new book. A very important one.


I started the selection phase last year, more than 8 terabytes of photographs passed once again in front of my eyes. I've selected some of them, it took me more than 6 months.

The hardest part of the job is to find a line, a path. After one year I realised that what I wanna do is to capture the ancestral and archetypical phenomenons nowadays eclipsed by the complexity of our society.


Primitive needs, elementary emotions, simple situations are definitely the main subjects of my photographs.




But... What about the book? For more than 3 months I haven't been able to work on it. I had something like a photographer's block. I couldn't find a good idea, I had too many photos, too many possibilities.


And every choice implies thousands of renunciations.

A couple of weeks ago I met one of my cousin who's working in an art gallery in the States. I explained to her my vision about life and how I try to translate my thoughts in photographs. Then I showed her the selection and I asked her: "What do you think about it? What's the point of all these photos?"


She saw the photographs once more, then she told me something very interesting I wasn't considering: in every photograph, there's always something out of place. It could be a person, an object, or even me, the Photographer\observer.


I spent the following days thinking about it.




This concept impressed me so deeply that in less than two weeks the book was ready to print. I've selected 24 photographs, written a small bio, created the cover, edited everything on Indesign, exported.


Done.



This demonstrates how fast you can do something if you know what you wanna say.


In the meantime, I selected a small number of galleries and agencies all around the world I would like to propose my work. I've never done it before, I've no idea about how should I do it and I also don't have enough money to print fine art books. But I must try it, no matters if they'll all refuse.


I must try.





I decided to raise some funds with a pre-sell. The book will be available with 50% off for a limited time. Purchasing a book you help me with my mission.


For every three books purchased, I can print one for a gallery.


This book will be dedicated to all of you, people. It's made of you, for you. It's what I think about the world. It's the result of the last 10 years of photos.


I hope you'll enjoy it :,)



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